KAT® Welding and Cutting Automation Carriage – Rigid Track


Machine Information

  • Welding Carriage
  • Programmable
  • Low Voltage
  • All Position
  • Variable Speed

The Gullco Rigid KAT® welding carriage is used throughout the world to automate a wide variety of welding and cutting operations. It is a rugged, reliable precision welding and cutting travel carriage designed for use on rigid track which enables it to operate along any plane. The rigid track can be used in straight sections or be formed for use on curved surfaces. Gullco manufactures several systems and accessories designed for use with the Rigid KAT® making it one of the most versatile pieces of welding and cutting automation equipment available in the industry.

The KAT® carriage is used throughout the world to automate and improve the quality and efficiency of single or multiple arc welding or cutting operations. Welding guns or cutting torches mounted on the KAT® carriage move along track at precisely controlled speeds along the desired path in forward or reverse direction. Gullco’s Rigid KAT® carriage enables welding guns or cutting torches to operate with precise motion from start to finish regardless of the number of passes or the work pieces involved. By adopting this automation great improvements to the quality, efficiency and repeatability of the process are achieved. Poor or awkward accessibility, operator fatigue, or inconsistent workmanship are eliminated.

This unit is designed for operation on flat or curved surfaces as the track can be used in straight sections or formed to follow the contour of the workpiece. The self-aligning wheel system of the carriage grips the top and bottom of the track, enabling it to travel along any plane. The adjustable wheel assembly keeps the carriage snug to the track, while allowing it to be easily mounted and removed from the track at any point. The positive drive of the KAT® is obtained from a uniquely designed rack and pinion system, driven by a low voltage permanent magnet motor and gear-head power unit assembly.